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Interview: Maro DeLo
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Hi Maro! Thank you for chatting with me today!
It’s a pleasure, thank you for having me!
You are releasing a new song this Friday! Congrats! Will you tell us about it?
Gladly! It’s called “Untouchable,” a song about starting anew and not letting your past haunt your future. The co-writer, Gary Miller, and I were both on the rebound of getting over our own separate relationships at the time, so writing this tune gave us a chance to relinquish that pain and sublimate it into a story of empowerment.
What was the creative process like for this song?
The creative process behind this song was starting with the chorus,
“I’ve got nothing to lose,
Cause I’m strong and still unbreakable.
I can’t let the old self loose.
I’m like thunder and I’m untouchable.”
From there we wanted to convey a message of blunt honesty about what it means to move forward and looking forward to what tomorrow brings, which gave us the verses and bridge lyrics.
As for the production/instrumentation, we let that slowly build around the passion within the lyrics. This let us start with the bare minimum in the first verse, slowly creep up in the prechorus, and then almost “crash” into the chorus along with the song’s mission statement.
What do you feel sets your music apart?
I think that a few things set me apart from the rest of the batch...
First off, I think that the sound of my voice is characteristic to me, as I set out to not sound like other singers, bringing something new to the table. Sure, I’m heavily influenced by voices like John Mayer, Steve Perry, Freddie Mercury, Pat Monahan and many others; but I’ll never want to copy what they bring to the table. If I did, I’d just turn into another impersonator, and that is the LAST thing I’d ever want for my career.
Second, I feel that I incorporate a lot of musical ideas into my songs that I don’t hear enough of in current music. One of those things being the sound of REAL instruments!! If I have a strong will to create music that sounds young with real, live instruments.
Third, I believe that my stories are ones that people WANT to hear, something they can adhere and relate to. With those stories, I combine themes that I heavily relate to in a way that forms a connection with my audience in that I know what they’re feeling.
How do you keep balance in your life as an artist?
HA, I could go on for days! But if I had to say what I do for the most part, is not only making an effort, but fighting for that happy-middle; balance if you will. This could mean things from going on walks and socializing, to writing a new song about something I feel strongly about, or even cutting out toxic behaviors/people that I know do not have me or my career as something they want to support and push forward. In short, bring in the light by cutting out the darkness.
How do you hope your music will affect the world?
As I delve deeper into my career, not only growing as an artist, but as a person, I hope that my music can be something for a lost soul to connect to. Growing up as an only child who was bullied most of grade school, I went through a lot of those emotions in the loneliest sense, and music was my only escape, something that could take me away from what I let hurt me in the moment. That still holds true to this day, as the act of creating music is my main source of therapy.
Any upcoming projects you want us to know about?
My upcoming projects include 2 more single releases this spring/summer, “Find Your Own Way” and “Magic Garden” as well as an EP in the late summer/early fall titled “Everything We Ever Said,” a project I’ve been working on with David ivory for almost a year now. Seriously, what a privilege to be in his presence!
Please let readers know where to find you!
You can find me on social media and ALL music platforms under the name “Maro DeLo”
I hope you tag along for my journey as I’d be delighted to bring you along with me! :)
Thank you for your time!
Thanks so much for the opportunity as always!